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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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If you’re looking for an ordinary wheat beer, you’re barking up the wrong tree. Designed to take the edge off the hot dog days of summer, Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA offers both quenching wheat character and a big hop bite. After a long winter, it’s time to take the party outside. Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA compliments quintessential summer fare: grilled fish, chicken, pork, shrimp and veggies. And try pairing it with desserts that feature citrus--like, key lime pie or lemon curd cheesecake. This beer works with all that is summer. Hop Dog Double Wheat IPA packs a punch that won’t stray, which means you need to find a sweet spot and stay. Sure…you may feel like chasing tail and howling at the moon but keep your cool. Find some shade, dog. And just relax. Unleash Summer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2010
The beer pours a hazy golden-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the tropical fruit with some peaches, oranges and papaya. The flavor is bitter papaya with some orange and pine notes. Low to medium bitterness. I don’t necessarily get too much wheat in the flavor, but I don’t get the caramel malt that is often present in IPAs. I assume that the lack of caramel malt is because the beer is brewed with wheat. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Bottle:   Orangish golden, slight haze, moderate frothy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Hops on the nose, slight pine and candied citrus peel.   Rather hoppy on the tongue, not all that wheaty either.   Noticing that the malts are on the thin side.   Not out of balance, but certainly a hop-heads beer.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Lingering hops, pine, and semi-sweet candied citrus peel.   Like many other IPAs, I find this one also seems a bit on the hop side without a real good malt backing.   Not lopsided, but hops dominate.   Decent, but not sure about the Wheat part.


Earlier Rating: 12/21/2009 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle:   Vibrant amber yet slightly hazy, large rocky off-white head, very nice lacing, sticks around for a while.   Quite piney on the nose.   Hoppy, but the pine seems to dominate.   Resiny, citrus peel, with what I can best describe as the acidity of cat urine.   Its faint, but I smell it.   Not as strong on the tongue as I thought.   Hoppy, but not overly done.   Good malt base, slightly wheaty.   Could stand to be a bit maltier, but as is I would say this makes a great 1¾ IPA.   Not sure what it is, but over time all these HUGE IPAs seem not as big anymore.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Lingering citrus zest and hops.   The thing I like about this is that it is flavorful without being overly bitter.   Malts are good, well balanced, but could stand to be a smidgen more.   Expensive beer, but I think worth a shot.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9648) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Bomber poured a hazy golden amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of wheat, grapefruit, pine and light lemon. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, grapefruit, orange zest and light pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neepsntatties (1200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Had this this past summer thanks to, "AKFaust". Colour... golden-orange and cloudy with a thick head. Nose... wheated hops and pine. Palate... crisp, tangy, bitter, with citrus and pine and bits of butyl esters.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2109) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 29, 2010
650 ml bomber. Pours a translucent copper color with a big fluffy white head that has good retention. The aroma is soft and muted with grains, mild citrus and nuts. The flavor is a big blast of biter hops--grapefruit, mango, resins, walnuts and toffee malts. The palate is full and slightly gritty with lively carbonation. Finishes medium in duration, dry and clean. Overall: Very tasty IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Golden with big white head. Citrus and light pine nose, light biscuit malt. Good lingering bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3477) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Bomber from K&L Redwood City. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a 1.5 finger white head leaving a slight film of foam. Nice aroma, fairly wheaty with sweet malt and citrusy hops. On the flavor, there’s a great pale and caramel malt base, a little wheat, and a citrusy and resinous hop profile. Very crisp and clean with medium body. Good stuff overall, another winner.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2010
musty, leathery older grapefruit nose from a hazey orange body and lacey off-white head. Gritty grapefruit bitter flavors, dry bitter finish...the wheat makes it fairly dry, which is nice....and the bitterness likes to linger. Nice and clean though..

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Light bronze, clean aroma of dusty pollen & summer. Hops are there, as an echo. Wish I had it fresh. Brash from a distance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2010
22oz bottle from city beer. Pours a cloudy deep gold with a frothy white head. Nose holds a lot of wheat and citrus hops. Very clean and easy to drink.


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